Located at the entrance to the Vieux Port, the Mucem has become Marseille’s leading museum since it opened in 2013. Renowned worldwide for its architecture combining technical brilliance and powerful design, the Mucem is the most important museum dedicated to the Mediterranean. Its two buildings, the J4 and the Fort Saint-Jean, take visitors on a journey that em- braces sky and sea, heritage and modernity, city and gardens. Spanning the arts, anthropology, history and archaeology, its exhibitions explore the major cultural, social, scientific and political issues past and present of the European Mediterranean world.

Located at the entrance to the Vieux Port, the Mucem has become Marseille’s leading museum since it opened in 2013. Renowned worldwide for its architecture combining technical brilliance and powerful design, the Mucem is the most important museum dedicated to the Mediterranean. Its two buildings, the J4 and the Fort Saint-Jean, take visitors on a journey that em- braces sky and sea, heritage and modernity, city and gardens. Spanning the arts, anthropology, history and archaeology, its exhibitions explore the major cultural, social, scientific and political issues past and present of the European Mediterranean world.

Programme

Jacopo Bassano (d’après), Lazare et le mauvais riche, XVIIe siècle. Huile sur toile, d’après un tableau du XVIe siècle. Musée de Tessé, Le Mans © Musées du Mans     Jacopo Bassano (d’après), Lazare et le mauvais riche, XVIIe siècle. Huile sur toile, d’après un tableau du XVIe siècle. Musée de Tessé, Le Mans © Musées du Mans
Jacopo Bassano (d’après), Lazare et le mauvais riche, XVIIe siècle. Huile sur toile, d’après un tableau du XVIe siècle. Musée de Tessé, Le Mans © Musées du Mans Jacopo Bassano (d’après), Lazare et le mauvais riche, XVIIe siècle. Huile sur toile, d’après un tableau du XVIe siècle. Musée de Tessé, Le Mans © Musées du Mans

Le Grand Mezzé

Venue: Mucem, J4 (ground floor) / Galerie de la Méditerranée 1

The Mediterranean diet today is, in fact, synonymous with two simultaneous and antagonistic trends: on the one hand, its globalisation, and on the other hand, the necessary reappropriation in the Mediterranean of its production and cuisine. The exhibition invites us to grasp its specificities as well as how it has evolved.

Curator: Édouard de Laubrie, manager of collections and research, responsible for the “agriculture & food” theme at the Mucem

Réserves du Mucem, Centre de Conservation et de Ressources © Mucem / Marianne Kuhn
Réserves du Mucem, Centre de Conservation et de Ressources © Mucem / Marianne Kuhn
Réserves du Mucem, Centre de Conservation et de Ressources © Mucem / Marianne Kuhn
Réserves du Mucem, Centre de Conservation et de Ressources © Mucem / Marianne Kuhn

La Vie secrète des collections à la Belle de Mai

Location: Mucem CCR, 1, rue Clovis Hugues, 13003 Marseille (free admission Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Comprising one million objects and documents, the Mucem collections are housed and accessible at the Centre de Conservation et de Ressources (CCR) in the Belle de Mai district. The objects in the collections tell the stories of people's lives, of social events, and allow us to reflect on our contemporary practices, on what yesterday's society says about today's society.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the CCR, the exhibition "La Vie secrète des collections à la Belle de Mai" (The secret life of the collections at the Belle de Mai) tells the story of the place and the objects in the collection through the eyes of those who have built, studied, preserved and promoted it.

Maquette de pirogue, inv. D979-3-1133, dépôt de la collection de la Propagation de la Foi-OPM, musée des Confluences (Lyon, France), © Olivier Garcin
Maquette de pirogue, inv. D979-3-1133, dépôt de la collection de la Propagation de la Foi-OPM, musée des Confluences (Lyon, France), © Olivier Garcin

Another history of the world

Venue: Mucem, J4 (Niveau 2)

This exhibition invites visitors to abandon the Western perspective that is still dominant today, in favor of other points of view. It presents a decentered history of the world from the 13th to the 21st century, without claiming to represent the world in its entirety.

Discover sculptures, paintings, textiles, maps, archaeological objects, manuscripts and decorative arts from Asia, Africa, America and Oceania, giving a different view of successive globalizations.

René Perrot, Gemmes (maquette de tapisserie), 1972. Collection particulière. © Adagp, Paris, 2023 ; photo © Nicolas Roger Studio
René Perrot, Gemmes (maquette de tapisserie), 1972. Collection particulière. © Adagp, Paris, 2023 ; photo © Nicolas Roger Studio

Mon pauvre coeur est un hibou, René Perrot

Venue: Mucem, fort Saint-Jean

René Perrot (1912-1979) was a prolific artist best known for his tapestries, constantly experimenting with new styles and techniques. This exhibition is an opportunity to rediscover the breadth, richness and sensitivity of his work. Deeply pacifist, his work is marked by the history of his time and its upheavals. The Mucem is devoting a retrospective to him, retracing the whole of his production, from his etchings to the monumental Aubusson tapestries.

Boule à neige © Mucem
Boule à neige © Mucem
Palimpsest – 01. Endri Dani. 2010. Albanie. Métal peint © Endri Dani
Palimpsest – 01. Endri Dani. 2010. Albanie. Métal peint © Endri Dani

Popular? New permanent exhibition

Venue: Mucem, J4

For this project, the Mucem delved deep into its reserves, containing over a million items collected since the end of the 19th century. "Populaire?" invites us to explore the museum's holdings and discover the aesthetic, poetic and profoundly human character of the objects and testimonies that make up this collection. This permanent exhibition tells the story of our lives, with its focus on pop art and culture... Did you say: "Populaire?

Access

Mucem - Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée
1, esplanade du J4
13002 Marseille
+33 (0)4 84 35 13 13
mucem.org

The Mucem is open every day except Tuesday.
Exceptionally closed on May 1st and December 25th

July - August : 10am - 8pm
September - October : 10am - 7pm
November - March : 10am - 6pm
April - June : 10am - 7pm

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CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES

Double V Gallery : The trendy contemporary art gallery in Marseille. (Marseille)
Galerie Béa-Ba : A hub for contemporary painting. (Marseille)

CULTURE & HERITAGE

Friche La Belle de mai : An arts and culture factory and a living place. (Marseille)
Coco Velten : A place for working and encounters with a collaborative cultural programme. (Marseille)
Fotokino : Exhibitions, screenings, workshops and conferences. (Marseille)

TO DISCOVER

Lucy Luce : the workshop-boutique of a jewelry designer and organic sculptures. (Marseille)
JoggingJogging : concept et fashion store. (Marseille)

BOAT TRIP

Le Don du Vent : Boat rental and private boat services. (Marseille)

PLACES TO STAY

Les Bords de Mer : Mini-refuge, maxi-vue : 19 bedrooms facing the big blue. (Marseille)
Hôtel Le Ryad : Well located at the top of la Canebière in the city center. (Marseille)
La Résidence du Vieux Port : 4-star hotel with a retro decor, inspired by Le Corbusier and Pouillon. (Marseille)
Tuba Club : A restyled former diving club in the Goudes district. 5 bedrooms and a restaurant with a breathtaking view of the Calanques. (Marseille)

PLACES TO EAT

Sépia : Seasonal cooking. Covered terrace and view of the city. (Marseille)
La Parenthèse : Terrace with tapas to share in a quiet alley of La Vieille Chapelle district. (Marseille)
Chez Yassine : Tunisian halal specialties. A must-go of Eastern cuisine in the Noailles district. (Marseille)
Yima: A family Eastern canteen in the Noailles district. (Marseille)
Toïa : For the ceviche lovers, a tasty cuisine made with fresh and seasonal products. (Marseille)
La cantine de Lynn : A delicious small restaurant, home cooking and a welcoming atmosphere. (Marseille)

WINE BARS & GROCERY

Les Buvards : An excellent selection of natural wines and healthy products in this natural wine bar pioneer in Marseille. (Marseille)
Épicerie L’Idéal : Fresh goat cheese, Camargue lamb, an excellent selection of products from the Mediterranean Basin to take away and meals to eat in. (Marseille)
Maison Geney : Canteen, delicatessen and tearoom with homemade products, a simple and generous cooking in the Panier district. (Marseille)